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When Will the 2020 MLB Season Begin? (Poll)

Start of the 2020 Season  

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  1. 1. When will the 2020 season begin?

    • Sometime in April
    • Sometime in May
    • Sometime in June
    • Sometime in July
    • No 2020 Season at All

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  • Poll closed on 5/1/2020 at 04:59

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7 minutes ago, rudyrooster said:

They are young and invincible.  I remember that time in my life.  Young, dumb, and full of ***.

and spreading the germs to innocent people.

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3 hours ago, Redskins Rick said:

I think cable TV money pays the bills.

Now, do they have to return money for no games, good question.

I see no season this summer.

What TV money? There are no games.

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1 hour ago, weams said:

What TV money? There are no games.

They do get the regional sports cable fee but that is not the network and regional tv money.Some might have an insurance policy to cover a little but won't be anywhere near the tv contracts.

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Good to see the Ravens stepping up in the Baltimore area. 

The Baltimore-based Fund for Educational Excellence, the United Way of Central Maryland, the Baltimore Community Foundation and the Maryland Food Bank have each received $250,000, the Ravens said in a release. Ravens, Stephen and Renee Bisciotti Foundation donate $1 million to local coronavirus relief efforts

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I'm hoping they can pick up spring training the last week in May and start the season in mid-June. They could allow extra pitchers on each team for the first two or three weeks while pitchers get stretched out. Play a 72-game season of 18 games with each of the other four teams in the division. The "regular" season would end at the end of August. There would be no wildcard teams. Each league would have a 3-team round-robin tournament, three losses and you're out. Winners would face each other in the World Series. The season would end in late September, hopefully before the second wave of the virus hits.

This is all probably just wishful thinking on my part. It's just as likely (perhaps more so) that some major league cities will be so devastated by the first wave of the virus that the idea of playing baseball is unimaginable this year. 

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I voted June, mostly because I don't think the economy could be shut down for longer than that without dire consequences. Hopefully that anti-malaria drug works like they hope it will. The Coronavirus doesn't seem to be spreading like wildfire in South America and Africa.

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Surprised there aren't more of these.  At least not that I've heard.

 

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Teachers aren't going back to school and might be delayed next year based on how things go in the next 6 weeks or so.  Based on similar facts of groups of greater than 10, the season wouldn't start til mid-August or mid-September.  Who wants to watch a season where the players haven't worked together for months and have it count?  Maybe they can devise something interesting, but the season as we know it is over.  Even if it doesn't count, it's over Johnny, it's OVER!

its-over-johnny

Can we start a thread of videos of our best moments?  That Delmon Young video in the other thread gave me goosebumps.  That's what we need to be doing.

 

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12 minutes ago, drjohnnyfeva said:

Teachers aren't going back to school and might be delayed next year based on how things go in the next 6 weeks or so.  Based on similar facts of groups of greater than 10, the season wouldn't start til mid-August or mid-September.  Who wants to watch a season where the players haven't worked together for months and have it count?  Maybe they can devise something interesting, but the season as we know it is over.  Even if it doesn't count, it's over Johnny, it's OVER!

its-over-johnny

Can we start a thread of videos of our best moments?  That Delmon Young video in the other thread gave me goosebumps.  That's what we need to be doing.

 

I like the Delmon Video. 

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On 3/20/2020 at 4:45 PM, weams said:

What TV money? There are no games.

Its a signed contract and not a pay per game.

I dont know. I dont play a lawyer on TV or in here. :)

I suspect it might end up in ligation.

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1 hour ago, Redskins Rick said:

Its a signed contract and not a pay per game.

I dont know. I dont play a lawyer on TV or in here. :)

I suspect it might end up in ligation.

They have to play games. You don't need to litigate to know that. 

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1 hour ago, weams said:

They have to play games. You don't need to litigate to know that. 

Are the cable subscribers getting money back on their monthly cable bill, as there are no games to broadcast?

So when the summer Olympic games get canceled, will NBC get back their 1.4Billion fee to purchase the rights to broadcast the game?

I wouldnt be so quick to assume yes, figuring the contract would take up several hundred pages, and a dream team of lawyers on each side arguing.

@Frobby

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3 hours ago, Redskins Rick said:

Its a signed contract and not a pay per game.

I dont know. I dont play a lawyer on TV or in here. :)

I suspect it might end up in ligation.

Tubal?

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